13 Reasons to Take Our 2015 Tanzania Ecotour

elephantJoin us for this exciting opportunity from January 22nd to February 1st in Tanzania. Download the itinerary and TANZANIA REGISTRATION


  1. If you want to see lions, leopards, cheetah, elephants, cape buffalo, black rhinos, hippos, monkeys and diverse kinds of birds in their natural savannah habitats, you cannot do better than visiting the national parks and conservation areas of Tanzania.
  2. Tanzania has over a hundred distinct tribes and we meet and spend time with people from many cultural communities over our eleven-day tour as we visit a Maasai village, tour Mto wa Mbu village, and visit the Iraqwi cultural center.
  3. We travel as a very small group of 10 to 12 persons in Toyota Land Cruisers custom-designed for the rugged terrain of Tanzania that provide excellent photography opportunities from open roofs and windows.
  4. We stay in unique ecotour lodges, permanent tented camps and portable tented camps that keep us close to the landscape and wildlife.
  5. We are in the Serengeti during one of the best periods to see tens of thousands of wildebeest and zebras during the great migration that occurs each year. And the big cats follow the migration.
  6. Gabriel Kavishe of Maasai Magic Safaris is our exceptional guide who grew up in a Chaga community, attended a boarding school with Maasai young people, and worked with some of the most leopardsskilled researchers studying the wildlife of this unique nation.
  7. Lisa and I are making our eighth trip to East Africa to lead the tour and train guides. We enjoy serving as thoughtful hosts for people from other parts of the world.
  8. It’s expensive to make this journey but the price only goes up each year so now is the very best time to make the commitment in terms of price.
  9. Africa loses incredible wildlife resources to poaching and habitat destruction each year but if you go now, you can have a very similar experience to what enchanted visitors like Ernest Hemingway in the past.
  10. Space is limited and we had 3 reservations in the first 15 minutes the itinerary was posted so putting down your deposit early will guarantee the trip of a lifetime to Tanzania and the Serengeti.
  11. tim.maasaiThis is not a strenuous trip because we mostly observe wildlife from vehicles with open tops that permit easy photography in a safe environment. We do some easy walking in cultural communities.
  12. When else can you walk in the footsteps of your ancestors? We’ll visit Olduvai Gorge where the Leakeys found evidence of the earliest people.
  13. Our ecotours are designed to promote conservation of the local environment and contribute to local economies. Your fees help both conservation and humanitarian projects in East Africa.


If you have questions, we are anxious to answer them – call us now at 970-231-0537 or download the registration packet and let’s get started.


– Tim Merriman and Lisa Brochu


Tim and Jim learn from Daniel about the traditions of Iraqwi people in protecting their home and cattle from cattle thieves.


Published by heartfeltassociates

Lisa Brochu and Tim Merriman are married and serve as Principals of Heartfelt Associates. They write fiction and non-fiction, raise miniature horses and consult with parks, zoos, museums, historic sites, nature centers and aquariums on heritage interpretation and visitor experiences.They live on the Big Island of Hawaii on a small Kona coffee farm overlooking Kealakekua Bay.

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